Viking Winter

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Highlighting Historical Romance with Nicole Zoltack and some Viking Lore.

Writing a Yule love story featuring Vikings set during wintertime was a lot of fun but required a lot of research. Did you know that mistletoe played a role in Scandinavian mythology? An arrow poisoned with mistletoe claimed the life of Balder. His mother Frigga cried over him, and her tears turned the red berries white. Those white berries brought Balder back to life!

Their midwinter feast would last for twelve days, the precursor to the twelve days of Christmas.

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They decorated trees but not indoors. The decorated evergreen trees with all kinds of objects to appease the gods—statues, food, clothing… They would also carve runes into the bark. The Scandinavians thought that spirits lived in the trees, but that those spirits departed during the winter. They would make offerings to the trees in the hopes of coaxing the spirits back so they could have a bountiful harvest the coming season.

Scandinavians used to decorate evergreen trees with statues, food, clothing, and runes as tribute to the gods. Additionally, it was believed that spirits living in the trees, but went away during the winter months, and could be coaxed back with household offerings.

About A Yule Love Story in Follow Your Star Home

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When Sonja stumbles upon fallen bodies littering her beach, she heals the lone survivor. After all, her late mother had been a healer.

Unbeknownst to Sonja, that survivor is none other than Anoundus. At one time, he ruled alongside his brother as co-kings of Sweden, but no longer. He has been banished.

What kind of life will he face here? What role will Sonja play? Can the two dare to find love this Yuletide?

About the Author

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Nicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances. Of course. She did marry her first kiss, after all!
When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or witches, she enjoys spending time with her loving husband, three energetic young boys, and precious baby girl. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV shows are The Walking Dead and Stranger Things.

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